October 11 — November 15, 2014
Requiem for a Fallen Structure
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Gabriel Dawe: Requiem for a Fallen Structure. For the past four years, Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe has become well known for his Plexus series large scale installations utilizing bright gradients of suspended thread.
Requiem for a Fallen Structure features the aftermath of ten temporary Plexus installations as examined through Relics, the physical thread that is returned to the artist when a Plexus installation is de-isntalled, and Post-Study drawings which depict the works with ink and pencil as they were installed. The exhibition will also present new directions in Dawe’s thread works including a site-specific thread installation inspired by the consequential texture and changed character of the thread once it has been installed and pulled taught between wall hooks.
Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City and earned a BFA from the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico and an MFA in Arts & Technology from the University of Texas, Dallas in 2011. Since 2010, Dawe has installed 28 temporary and 12 permanent Plexus installations internationally including; Plexus 28, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Plexus 25, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Plexus 23, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, The Netherlands; Plexus 19, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy and Plexus C12, Art in Embassies Program, a permanent installation in Monterrey, Mexico.
Plexus 27 is currently included in the landmark Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, State of the Art exhibition on view through January 2015. Plexus 29 is due to be installed October of 2014 at the Brigham Young Museum of Art, Provo, UT.